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Post  SwampTroll on 6/12/2017, 9:16 pm

I'd keep covering them and let them do their thing.  After a while I'd leave them be so they go crazy and give me LOTS of tasty potatoes.
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Post  Turan on 6/12/2017, 9:22 pm

Hill them at 8-10 inches high, and only cover about a third to half of the height. They need exposed leaves in order to grow. Usually you will need to hill about 3 times. They need plenty of time after you have stopped hilling to produce the tubers. I stop hilling when they start flowering, that is new potato time.

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Post  bigblue94 on 6/12/2017, 9:36 pm

The only problem I'm having is I'm out of soil from this box to keep hopefully I can get some more ingredients to make some more if not any ideas so I can keep growing them until they flower these are German butterball potatoes thanks for your help
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Post  Turan on 6/12/2017, 9:52 pm

I often use grass clippings or chopped leaves or hay or straw or pine needles or straight peat. They like leaves/ peat/ pine needles because they are slightly acidic. Roots do not develop on the stems that get buried so MM is not needed.

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Post  bigblue94 on 6/12/2017, 10:03 pm

I may look into the straw add a little more height about 6 inches to the box and use straw then when they get over that height let them go until they flower
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Post  SwampTroll on 6/12/2017, 10:48 pm

On a separate note has any one tried growing potatoes inside during the colder months?  I'm growing mine in a potato bag and was wondering if I could get multiple harvests throughout the year.
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Post  trolleydriver on 7/12/2017, 2:20 pm

My Yukon Gold Potato plants are producing fruit (actually seed heads) that look like cherry tomatoes. The article referenced below says that usually the weather is too hot in July to allow these fruit to develop and in fact the flowers drop off before it can happen. However, due to the cool July that we are getting the flowers are maturing and the seed heads are growing. The seed heads are highly poisonous and the article recommends removing them if little children have access to the plants so that they will not accidentally eat them and get poisoned.

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/12/2017, 2:25 pm

I have 2 reusable grocery bags with broken handles made from breathable cloth/paper. I'm going to fill them with some kind of mix and plant red potatoes in them when the weather cools off.  geek

I also have a sweet potato rooting in water that will (hopefully) give me some slips to plant out this fall. I am definitely wishing away this brutal, non-productive summer. Rolling Eyes
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Post  sanderson on 7/13/2017, 2:48 am

I don't know if there is enough time left before it gets too cold? I think I harvested the last 2 years in October? Any way, before the first freeze. But, here's the thing, it's a good experiment. I think I started growing the slips in Feb? Planted April 10.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/13/2017, 6:08 am

@trolleydriver wrote:My Yukon Gold Potato plants are producing fruit (actually seed heads) that look like cherry tomatoes. The article referenced below says that usually the weather is too hot in July to allow these fruit to develop and in fact the flowers drop off before it can happen. However, due to the cool July that we are getting the flowers are maturing and the seed heads are growing. The seed heads are highly poisonous and the article recommends removing them if little children have access to the plants so that they will not accidentally eat them and get poisoned.

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/what_are_those_fruit_growing_on_my_potato_plants
Mine have done that every year, TD.  Those solid cherry tomato things .  They are green and hard.
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